The yellowjacket is named for its black and yellow coloring. These insects are around ½” long, and a big nuisance. They are social with large colonies, and fly around foraging for food. Although they are a predator of other pests, yellowjackets also will eat food scraps that are left out, making outdoor eating difficult when they are present. Their nests are usually hidden underground, so keep an eye out for the entrance. Yellowjackets aggressively defend their nest, and running into it by accident will probably mean getting stung. Baited yellowjacket traps are effective at killing significant numbers of the workers. Though ideally, the nest would be located and treated to obtain control.


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